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Re: [css3-text] scoping line break controls, characters that disappear at the end of lines

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 14:05:13 -0700
Message-ID: <4F78C309.1020906@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/01/2012 08:29 AM, Ambrose LI wrote:
> For Chinese, I think it might be useful to think of this as a “why” question.
> In Chinese, the ideographic space can be used for honorific purposes. This is a bit old fashioned, but this is still in use in
> certain locales in certain contexts such as formal letters. So this whether ideographic spaces should be kept is sometimes
> (but not always) a semantic decision.
> InDesign’s behaviour probably stemmed from having considered the Chinese usage. (Or at least I hoped so.)

That brings up a question... Where is the honorific space placed wrt the
name, and what is its expected line-breaking behavior?

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